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Anthropology of Nature

by Liz Libbrecht

It looks as though the anthropology of nature is an oxymoron of sorts, given that for the past few centuries, nature has been characterized in the West by humans’ absence, and humans, by their capacity to...


The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World

by Margaret Cavendish

The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has been described...


An Essay On the Principle of Population

by Thomas Robert Malthus

An Essay on the Principle of Population was first published anonymously in 1798 by Joseph Johnson. The author was soon identified as The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus. While it was not the first book on population,...


Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives

by Jongsoo Lee & Galen Brokaw

Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives presents an in-depth, highly nuanced historical understanding of this major indigenous Mesoamerican city from the conquest through the present. The book argues...


Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections and Exchange

by Jane Carey & Jane Lydon

This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge...


From Sappho to De Sade (Routledge Revivals): Moments in the History of Sexuality

by Jan N. Bremmer

The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités. Yet historians have only recently begun...


History Of Islamic Philosophy

by Henry Corbin

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals): Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 B.C.

by Barry Strauss

Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that - at least in the case of Athens - has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing...


Women of the Place: Kastom, Colonialism and Gender in Vanuatu

by Margaret Jolly

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Ancestor Worship & Japanese Law

by Hozumi

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Residence at Sierra Leone: Described from a Journal Kept on the Spot and from Letters Written to Friends at Home.

by Elizabeth Helen Melville

First published in 1849, this is an account of the public and private lives of the Sierra Leoneans at that time.


Studies in Shinto & Shrines

by R. A. B. Ponsonby-Fane

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Kenana Handbook of Sudan

by Peter Gwynvay Hopkins

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Duties of the Vizier

by G. P. F. Van Den Boorn

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

by Jie Yang

When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors...


Social Identity

by Richard Jenkins

Social Identity explains how identification, seen as a social process, works: individually, interactionally and institutionally. Building on the international success of previous editions, this fourth edition...


Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. I (Routledge Revivals)

by Edward Westermarck

Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language...


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals): Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

by Ken Dowden

A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins - slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades.

Death and the Maiden, first published...


Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

by Thomas Wiedemann

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over...